Merge and group models in Ultimaker Cura

Ultimaker Cura has options to merge or group multiple models that are loaded on the build plate. Grouping and merging is useful when there are multiple models on the build plate, especially with multi extrusion machines.

Grouping models

Grouping models allow the models to be adjusted simultaneously to reduce the number of actions needed and to reduce the number of possible errors made during adjustments.

  1. Select two or more models on the build plate, by Shift + Left Clicking every model
  2. Selected models get a blue outline
  3. Right click one of the selected models, and select Group Models. Or hit Ctrl / Cmd + G

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Tip: Ungrouping is done with the same workflow, but in step 3. choose Ungroup models

Grouping models has the following effect:

  1. The models keep the same position on the build plate
  2. The models keep the same orientation and position to each other
  3. Models can be scaled, rotated and mirrored simultaneously

Merging models

This feature is useful when working with dual material/color models. Merging allows the models to be combined in the easiest way possible. Follow these steps to Merge Models:

  1. Select two or more models on the build plate, by Shift + Left Clicking every model
  2. Selected models get a blue outline
  3. Right click one of the selected models, and select Merge Models. Or hit Ctrl / Cmd + Alt + G

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Merging models has the following effect:

  1. The models are aligned to the position of both models' origin points
  2. Models can be scaled, rotated and mirrored simultaneously

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